7 Photos That Prove Michael Phelps’s Son Boomer Is The Real Star Of The 2016 Olympics

Three months old and already a winner.

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The Rio Olympics kicked off on Saturday, and true to form, US swimmer Michael Phelps has already had a first place win.

Phelps took home the gold for the United States as part of the mens’ 4x100m freestyle relay yesterday, the 22nd Olympic medal of his career.

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Not bad, but let’s be honest here: it’s his three-month-old son Boomer who deserves the medal. Not only has he mastered the art of sleeping through most of his dad’s swim events despite being seated next to hordes of cheering fans, he’s also been rocking some seriously covetable stars ‘n’ stripes swag over the last few weeks.

Little Boomer was born in May, and with his dad qualifying for the Olympics when he was just five weeks old, it’s fair to say he’s definitely something of a good luck charm.

Behold, seven photos that prove Boomer Phelps is the REAL winner at Rio 2016.

1. Here he is, having a snooze before his dad’s first 2016 Olympics event yesterday
He’s nothing but chill.


2. Yes, that IS a US flag-themed baby carrier.
With a Michael Phelps logo on it.

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3. Okay, Boomer may have slept through yesterday’s race, but it’s not like he didn’t watch it back online.
True dedication.

Thanks for sharing your gold medal with me dad!!! I love you and can’t wait til I get to see you.

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4. Though we kinda wish he had woken up, so we could get a re-creation of THIS photo from May
“Lads, I’m trying to nap here if you wouldn’t MIND.”


5. That feeling when your mam wakes you just in time to see your dad smash a world record.

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6. Here he is, in perfect Olympics attire
A sweater fit for a winner.

@coach_bowman I’m ready to go after my daddy re retires#teamusa #dreams

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7. And here he is practicing his cheering, like a true fan.

Boomer Phelps 4Eva.